Recipes I love: Pumpkin Cinnamon Streusel Muffins

I know that I’ve been on a bit of a health kick recently, but when I discovered this recipe on the food blog, Two Peas and Their Pod, I just had to try it!

I know it’s important not to splurge on sweets too much, but if you’re going to give yourself a little treat, this might have to be it! These moist muffins make the perfect fall snack. Plus, pumpkin is actually a fruit so you don’t have to feel that guilty. 🙂

I’d like to give a big shout-out to The Cooking Couple (Maria and Josh), for allowing me to showcase their recipe (and their photo). If you have a moment, check out the other recipes on their site.

Enjoy!

Pumpkin Cinnamon Streusel Muffins

1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 tablespoon cinnamon
1 1/2 teaspoons nutmeg
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup canola oil
1/3 cup water
1 cup canned pumpkin
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Brown Sugar Cinnamon Filling:

1 cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Streusel Topping:

1 1/4 cup oats
1 tablespoon flour
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Dash of nutmeg
6 tablespoons cold butter, cut into chunks

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line two muffin tins with paper liners or spray with cooking spray. Set aside.

2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Set aside.

3. In a large bowl, whisk together sugar, oil, water, pumpkin, eggs, and vanilla extract. Whisk until smooth and combined.

4. Slowly stir in the flour mixture. Mix until ingredients are combined.

5. For the brown sugar cinnamon filling: in a small bowl, mix the brown sugar and cinnamon together. Set aside.

6. For the streusel topping: in a small bowl mix together the oats, flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Mix in the butter with your hands until the mixture is crumbly.

7. Fill muffin cups half way full with the pumpkin batter. Sprinkle the brown sugar cinnamon filling over each half filled muffin cup. Fill the muffins cups with the remaining batter. Top each muffin with streusel topping.

8. Bake for 17-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Remove pans from oven and cool on a wire rack. Remove muffins from tins and enjoy.

Makes about 24 muffins

**Recipe and image care of http://twopeasandtheirpod.com

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3 thoughts on “Recipes I love: Pumpkin Cinnamon Streusel Muffins

  1. Rachel says:

    Pumpkin is one of my favorite flavors! I can’t wait to try this recipe and have a sweet treat for the fall! Thanks for sharing.

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